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Pushing A Tradition Forward, Bandolim In Hand

<b>Listen · 6:30</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Alfredo Viana was one of the superstars of the Brazilian musical style known as choro. The flautist and saxophonist, better known by the nickname Pixinguinha, pushed the boundaries of choro by incorporating jazz and ragtime into his …

Moby On World Cafe

<b>Toggle more options</b><p>Today's <i>Vintage Cafe</i> is an extended session in front of an audience at Philadelphia's World Cafe Live with Moby. He and his singers play songs from his most recent album, <i>Innocents</i>, in this sparse and gorgeous session.<p>Moby, born Richard Melville Hall, has long been a best-selling …

New Year, New Mix: St. Vincent, Bruce Springsteen, Damien Jurado, More

Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are back from their holiday journey to the heartland, rested and ready to celebrate the new year with a batch of new music from some of their favorite artists, and latest discoveries.<p>Robin kicks things off with a new cut from St. Vincent, an artist who continues to …

Ambien Dreams And Naked Desert Walks: St. Vincent On Her New Album

Teased late last year in a series of cryptic status updates, the forthcoming self-titled album from St. Vincent is one of the most anticipated of 2014. In a conversation with <i>All Songs Considered</i> hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, singer and guitarist Annie Clark gets into the stories behind the new …

The Good Listener: When Good Musicians Do Bad Things

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and amid a deluxe version of the Ashley Monroe record in which "deluxe" means "packed in a 10-pound wooden crate" is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, how and whether to enjoy music by folks whose real-life actions …

An Under-The-Radar Albums Preview For 2014

We're one week into 2014, and I'll bet everyone reading this has a list of must-hear new releases. We're waiting for biggies like U2, Beck, Tori Amos and possibly Adele; zeitgeist-y visionaries from art queen St. Vincent to rapper-singer Future and punk iconoclasts Against Me!; beloved veterans, …